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  1. Dave S.G.

    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    I just spoke with my friend who saw it at Air and Space’s 4K laser IMAX last night. He loved it and was blown away. He’s not one to watch films for technical issues (he simply gets too engrossed, as one should!). He pointed out two things that stood out, one he thought was good (folks here may...
  2. Dave S.G.

    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    I want to thank many folks in this thread for your detailed insights, laudatory and critical alike. I was finally able to see this last night with a friend at a 2K IMAX. Yes, there are quibbles but what an immense treat. “Don’t let the great be the enemy of the [very] good” indeed. For me...
  3. Dave S.G.

    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    Thanks for this post. So far it’s been the best, most specific reporting I’ve encountered. Two friends who can’t coordinate want to see it and one only has today open. Looks like I may go twice. If so, that justifies a 3-month go at A-List. I realize you have no magical knowledge but if I...
  4. Dave S.G.

    Official KINO Insider Announcements Thread: STRICTLY MODERATED: READ GUIDELINES

    Thank you! This was my only stumbling block. Can't wait to finally retire my DVD.
  5. Dave S.G.

    Oppo Releases UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

    Sorry for the lag. I'm a born lurker... and forgetful! I don't have it in front of me but I'd describe it as quick access key to toggling many basic settings (like 3D). I'm new to the Hub-based Harmony so I'm outta my depth. My understanding is that the 203 programming was pretty much the...
  6. Dave S.G.

    Oppo Releases UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

    Thanks for this post. Nice to hear it's working well. Below are my similar impressions and, near the end, a question and setting tip. (Also, thanks for years of roundups!) Like you, I'm not the ideal person to elaborate on PQ/AQ but I've found this player absolutely matches the performance...
  7. Dave S.G.

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Director's Cut (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    In case this may reassure anyone about their own replacement, here is my timeline: June 22 (the day the program was announced) I emailed them my info. June 29 they responded via email about how it'll work. July 7 I received the FedEx mailer to send out my copy. July 7 I sent it the same day...
  8. Dave S.G.

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Director's Cut (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I like to think it's a sly homage to Filmation's recycled footage and shots with characters' mouths obscured to conceal such shots with dialogue. Bravo, sirs!
  9. Dave S.G.

    Scott Atwell Star Trek Discussion thread (Series and Films)

    When I bought the Blu-ray (specifically for this episode's extended cut and commentary) I hadn't seen "Measure of a Man" possibly since a syndicated rerun ages ago -- certainly before I became a film buff. When I watched the closing last year I was immediately struck with a familiarity in the...
  10. Dave S.G.

    The Official Star Trek Music Discussion Thread

    Flawlessly logical. I only wish I could find pdf files of the booklets online. I've given up trying to read most CD booklets. Of all things, I've had the hardest time with the FSM Trek II set. My booklet had several pages with unreadably blurry text. I was able to get a replacement booklet...
  11. Dave S.G.

    The Official Star Trek Music Discussion Thread

    I'd say thank you but your post just cost me $192; I finally plunked down for the 15 CD Star Trek TOS soundtrack set. I've been holding off since having is sometimes not so pleasurable as wanting… or something like that. LLAP, sir.
  12. Dave S.G.

    Star Trek: TMP Director's Cut

    You can download that podcast commentary (and a few others which may still be orphaned) here: http://trekcore.com/blog/2014/02/star-treks-lost-audio-commentaries-judgment-north-star-and-star-trek-the-motion-picture/
  13. Dave S.G.

    Scott Atwell Star Trek Discussion thread (Series and Films)

    A different kind of trivia. I just saw Neil DeGrassi Tyson on CNN and through the magic of HD was able to see that his gray sideburns appear to be Starfleet regulation.
  14. Dave S.G.

    Star Trek films on Blu-Ray... what we know so far

    Yep I'm no expert but I don't take him for an idiot. Also on that forum (Steve Hoffman site), another fellow going by ggergm posted a link (http://trekmovie.com/2006/09/13/daren-dochterman-talks-trek-enhanced/) to a 2006 interview with Daren Dochterman, who worked directly with Wise on the 2001...
  15. Dave S.G.

    Star Trek films on Blu-Ray... what we know so far

    ---- I've read that post and others by him. I was also surprised he was unaware of Wise's 2001 cut but I generally take his information as reliable. I'd love to see that shorter edit... after they put the 2001 cut on Blu, of course.
  16. Dave S.G.

    A few words about...™ Classic film piracy out in the open

    Sorry if this drifts off-topic but these posts reminded me of the seizure of Roddy McDowall's private collection in the '70s and thought it was worth mentioning. From IMDB (so take the details with a grain or two of salt): "In 1974 the FBI raided [McDowall's] home and seized his collection of...
  17. Dave S.G.

    MP3 & phone app deals/freebies (Amazon/Starbucks/etc.)

    If I'm reading right, you're talking about Trombone Shorty. Sound Opinions features him in their hour long podcast/broadcast (dated 12/4). I haven't listened to that installment, but it's a great program.
  18. Dave S.G.

    Weekly RoundUp 4-19-2011

    Thanks, Mike! I'm really tempted by Walking Dead. $9.99 for the DVD might be too much to pass up, but I've only been able to find reliable Blu reviews. Can anyone post a quick impression of the SD PQ/AQ?
  19. Dave S.G.

    Beatles in Mono.

    For what it's worth, I find the early albums in mono much better than the hard-panning new stereo mixes which, if listened to on earphones, is a bit schizophrenic. I was raised basically with the 1987 CDs and find that from Sgt. Pepper onward I prefer the stereo mixes, but appreciate some of...
  20. Dave S.G.

    MP3 & phone app deals/freebies (Amazon/Starbucks/etc.)

    John Lennon's Facebook page is offering a free iTunes download of the "stripped down" version of "(Just Like) Starting Over". Link. If that doesn't work, check facebook.com/johnlennon
  21. Dave S.G.

    MP3 & phone app deals/freebies (Amazon/Starbucks/etc.)

    Damn you, Amazon!  Just bought this from them the other day for $5.99.  Still worth it.
  22. Dave S.G.

    MP3 & phone app deals/freebies (Amazon/Starbucks/etc.)

    Thanks for the pointer. Purchased the set on your recommendation a few hours ago and am quite pleased... though equally curious about the Louis Armstrong track -- without giving it too much thought I'd have to guess it's a vintage vocal with contemporary backing.
  23. Dave S.G.

    MP3 & phone app deals/freebies (Amazon/Starbucks/etc.)

    Try this link: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20002223-261.html I'll edit the original post to make sure it works...
  24. Dave S.G.

    MP3 & phone app deals/freebies (Amazon/Starbucks/etc.)

    I spotted this article, "Amazon exec slams some in music sector", in my newsfeed this morning and thought you all might find it interesting. The article's prominent snippet (below) appears in the full, unedited farewell memo from Scott Ambrose Reilly, who seems to have spearheaded what this...
  25. Dave S.G.

    DVD Review HTF DVD REVIEW: My Dinner with André

    It's an acquired taste, but I find the film is very rewarding. Thanks for the review. Mike, I gave my old copy as a gift when this was announced, but Handbraked it onto my iPod. It makes a suprisingly good listen! I'm hoping to get a fair deal on the CC through DD.com if they have their sale...
  26. Dave S.G.

    More Fox Noir in September, including Boomerang

    Deep Discount has BOOMERANG! listed with a release date of 9/2/08.
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